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Meaning of THUNDER

Pronunciation:  'thundur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep prolonged loud noise
  2. [n]  a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
  3. [v]  utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared."
  4. [v]  to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle."
  5. [v]  move fast, noisily, and heavily; "The bus thundered down the road"
  6. [v]  be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

THUNDER is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: boom, boom, roar, roar, roaring
 See Also: howl, move, noise, shout, storm, thunderclap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thun"der\, n. [OE. [thorn]under, [thorn]onder,
    [thorn]oner, AS. [thorn]unor; akin to [thorn]unian to
    stretch, to thunder, D. donder thunder, G. donner, OHG.
    donar, Icel. [thorn][=o]rr Thor, L. tonare to thunder,
    tonitrus thunder, Gr. to`nos a stretching, straining, Skr.
    tan to stretch. [root]52. See {Thin}, and cf. {Astonish},
    {Detonate}, {Intone}, {Thursday}, {Tone}.]
    1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report
       of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.
    2. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt. [Obs.]
             The revenging gods 'Gainst parricides did all their
             thunders bend.                        --Shak.
    3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.
    4. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.
             The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike
             into the heart of princes.            --Prescott.
    {Thunder pumper}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The croaker ({Haploidontus grunniens}).
       (b) The American bittern or stake-driver.
    {Thunder rod}, a lightning rod. [R.]
    {Thunder snake}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The chicken, or milk, snake.
       (b) A small reddish ground snake ({Carphophis, or Celuta,
           am[oe]na}) native to the Eastern United States; --
           called also {worm snake}.
    {Thunder tube}, a fulgurite. See {Fulgurite}.
  2. \Thun"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thundered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Thundering}.] [AS. [thorn]unrian. See {Thunder}, n.]
    1. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a
       discharge of atmospheric electricity; -- often used
       impersonally; as, it thundered continuously.
             Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? --Job xl.
    2. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some
             His dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears.
    3. To utter violent denunciation.
  3. \Thun"der\, v. t.
    To emit with noise and terror; to utter vehemently; to
    publish, as a threat or denunciation.
          Oracles severe Were daily thundered in our general's
          ear.                                     --Dryden.
          An archdeacon, as being a prelate, may thunder out an
          ecclesiastical censure.                  --Ayliffe.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing thunder in your dream means a violent eruption of anger and aggression. Alternatively, it is an indication that you need to pay attention and learn an important life lesson. . To experience the incessant pounding of thunder in your dream means great losses and disappointments.
Easton Bible Dictionary

often referred to in Scripture (Job 40:9; Ps. 77:18; 104:7). James and John were called by our Lord "sons of thunder" (Mark 3:17). In Job 39:19, instead of "thunder," as in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version translates (ra'amah) by "quivering main" (marg., "shaking"). Thunder accompanied the giving of the law at Sinai (Ex. 19:16). It was regarded as the voice of God (Job 37:2; Ps. 18:13; 81:7; comp. John 12:29). In answer to Samuel's prayer (1 Sam. 12:17, 18), God sent thunder, and "all the people greatly feared," for at such a season (the wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine.